Featured Articles

Android Wear installed on 50-100k phones

Android Wear installed on 50-100k phones

Android Wear is a companion app that you need in order to run your new Android Wear watch.

More...
AMD launches 45W desktop Kaveri parts, finally

AMD launches 45W desktop Kaveri parts, finally

AMD has finally launched three 45W Kaveri SKUs, which were in the works for months. The three chips feature configurable TDP,…

More...
Desktop Broadwell LGA is Socket 1150

Desktop Broadwell LGA is Socket 1150

Broadwell was supposed to come in 2014 and it will ship in the last quarter of this year for detachable thin…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 18 September 2007 08:03

TGIP wins patent infringement verdict

Written by David Stellmack
Image

Also wins Verizon settlement



AT&T Inc. lost a jury trial in a patent infringement case in U.S. District Court brought by TGIP, Inc. and as a result has been ordered by the Court to pay $156 million to TGIP. 

The case was based on two patents reportedly owned by TGIP that pertained to activation of telephone calling cards.  The jury also found that AT&T had “willfully” infringed upon TGIP’s patents, which means that the verdict is subject to “treble” (i.e., 3x the amount) damages, making the total verdict against AT&T worth $468 million.

AT&T announced that it would appeal the verdict.  The legal action was filed against AT&T Corporation in 2006 prior to its merger with SBC, when it became AT&T Inc.

Verizon Communications Inc. confirmed that it had settled out of court with TGIP, Inc. to avoid going to trial over allegations similar to those lodged against AT&T. The amount of the settlement and any other details were not available.

Last modified on Tuesday, 18 September 2007 10:10

David Stellmack

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments